Buffalo February 03, 2017
The Incredible Salt Cave Near Buffalo That Completely Relaxes You
Need some R&R? Instead of a basic massage or pedicure, head south of Buffalo to Ellicottville to indulge in the latest and greatest in self-care: Halotherapy!
Ellicottville Salt Cave and Halotherapy Spa (32 W. Washington Street, Ellicottville)
Halotherapy (salt therapy) began in the WWII era when Dr. Karl Herman Spannage realized an improvement in the health of his patients after they hid in local salt caves to escape bombings. Today, it is a method used in European spas and medical clinics – and at the Ellicottville Salt Cave Halotherapy Spa!
When you head into the salt cave, you will kick back in gravity chairs with pillows and blankets, as the cave is heated to 65-70 degrees for the ultimate in relaxation. Each session at the Ellicottville Salt Cave is 45 minutes and the room holds six people.
The Salt Cave is filled with 100% Himalayan salt and has a soothing water feature to create healing air. The benefits of salt therapy include improvements in sinus, allergies, and lung function, along with many others.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy calming music while you enjoy the ambiance of the dim, color-lit room.
The Salt Cave also has a store where you can purchase your own salt lamps for at-home Halotherapy. Or, you can opt to extend your stay to enjoy a massage, a visit to the sauna, or other treatments such as a lemongrass foot scrub or full-body salt glow.
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